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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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The owner of this little house called me last year to create their website (see above on this page... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Linderlouwho
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Eastern Shore, VA
Cozy little cabin

I read about this attraction and we planned to visit it on the way to another location. We were the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2013
Apemom
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. Originally built to have a wooden chimney...the replication of that chimney is now in place. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register in 2011...a visit to this house is a step back in time to the early life on the island. Open to the public during the summer season with tours on Fridays 1-3 PM and additionally Wednesdays in July 1-3 PM. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The owner of this little house called me last year to create their website (see above on this page) and since I live on the eastern shore, I went to visit it and was given a lovely tour. There is a long but very interesting...More

2  Thank Linderlouwho
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

I read about this attraction and we planned to visit it on the way to another location. We were the 1st visitors of the day and the hostess filled us in on a lot of the history before others started to arrive. There is no...More

2  Thank Apemom
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We were not on the island on a Friday, but we found the house and looked inside the one room cabin. It was very nicely restored and the best thing was the carvings of ships in the logs that make up the exterior walls. Worth...More

2  Thank Brian M
auntlouisa, Owner at Captain Timothy Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

We are sorry you missed having a tour and hearing more about the history of the house, its architectural significance and early life on Chincoteague Island. We are working to get more volunteers to help us so we can be open more days and hours....More

Reviewed 17 June 2013

a one room home that was hand-built. a woodworking masterpiece as seen in the dovetail joints. I did not get to go in as it was closed. the home is easy to find and may be worth checking the inside out.More

Thank WVTom
auntlouisa, Owner at Captain Timothy Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2013

We are sorry you weren't able to have a tour of the house. We are open in season on Fridays from 1-3pm. Hopefully we will be able to open more hours in the future as we gain more volunteers. Check out our web site...captaintimothyhillhouse.com...still parts...More

Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

The recently restored home is a nice glimpse into this Island's history. It has been moved from its original location to its present quiet, tranquil site. I am so that that owners took the time and effort to preserve it. Got an hour, come visit...More

1  Thank luke47
auntlouisa, Owner at Captain Timothy Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

Thank you so much for your appreciation of the house and our efforts to restore it. It has been a remarkable journey and we will be continuing the restoration as time goes on...plans are in the works to build a wooden chimney...so come back to...More

Reviewed 17 October 2012

We drove past and were shocked this was "something to do" in Chincoteague... it's a teeny-tiny log cabin on the side of the road. It was not open, but we stopped, read the historic plaque, & peeked into the windows. And it was a teeny-tiny...More

1  Thank VacatingBlonde
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Worth a short visit if you have a docent . Her stories brought an otherwise so-so building alive. Note the ships carved into the exterior wood.

Thank OhSuzanna
Reviewed 24 August 2012

highlight of my trip...as a historical archaeologist this was a gem to find on the island. its on main street. only open thursdays from 1-3.

1  Thank bnitzberg
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Captain Timothy Hill house is only open to the public on Thursdays from noon til 3pm. No charge for admission. If you go at that time, you can go in, look around, and listen to interesting tidbits from the ladies from the Chincoteague Historical Society....More

2  Thank Tintagelviews
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We eneded up just doing a drive by and peeking through the windows but it was pretty neat I would suggest taking a look at it !

Thank Becki H
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